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PUBLIC eat+drink

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American, Contemporary, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub
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34 Holden Street, North Adams, MA 01247
+1 413-664-4444
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Founded in 2011, PUBLIC serves casual, inventive American food with an...
Founded in 2011, PUBLIC serves casual, inventive American food with an emphasis on freshness, flavor, and in-house preparation. The restaurant offers an extensive, rotating craft beer program with 11 taps and over a dozen additional selections in bottles, along with a carefully curated wine list and inventive cocktail offerings. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 11:30AM. The bar is open until midnight or later.
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    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good

This is a great little place. We were down for Solid Sound and ate here twice. Both times the food and service were very good. The prices were also very reasonable. Would definitely return!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
jgeoffdodd
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great little place. We were down for Solid Sound and ate here twice. Both times the food and service were very good. The prices were also very reasonable. Would definitely return!

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I went here based upon the really good reviews it had received. I haven't been back. Not because the food was bad, but it wasn't anything special. I had a pasta dish with the sauce a tad on the salty side. The pasta itself was bland. The gals and pals behind the bar, though, were great! There were other offerings... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

After a Mount Greylock hike, dinner at Public was just what we wanted. We shared two delcious flatbreads and cooled down with beer from a long list of micro brews.

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California
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Our dinner was a great experience. The cheese board is a meal in itself, with the honeycomb and marmalade and pickles! Nice decor and atmosphere and good service too. We didn't get to try the cider or the desserts but next time we are in western Massachusetts, we will do so.

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Public draws a diverse crowd from college students to locals, and provides a varied menu featuring many comfort foods. The atmosphere is pleasant and lively, with a very good bar. Waiters are pleasant and helpful.

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I love the mussels with their spicy homemade sausage. All their salads are DELISH and their wine selection is good.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had the hamburgers with locally raised beef. They were excellent. Nice variety of draft beers. Chicken soup was fair.

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Punta Gorda, Belize
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Looking from the outside in does not do it justice. The service was lovely, the food is delicious with great options for vegetarian. Also serves the best cider on tap I have had in a long long time. We sat at the bar and it was great. I would go back without any hesitation.

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Stopped in for quick lunch and we were impressed. My wife and I shared a salad and calamari as apps and the bean soup and falafel as our main. All 4 were excellent. The service was also very good. Overall 4 1/2 stars

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Kingscliffe
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Chose this restaurant after rating in trip advisor and we were not let down. After a 3 hour drive from Boston we were looking for quiet family meal at a reasonable price . First impressions were great , friendly staff and large open dining room allowing us to have a decent conversation without yelling.....so rare these days.A good bar allows... More 

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Additional Information about PUBLIC eat+drink

Address: 34 Holden Street, North Adams, MA 01247
Phone Number: +1 413-664-4444
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  North Adams
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Holden Street, North Adams, MA 01247
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  North Adams
  • Phone Number: +1 413-664-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub

Description

Founded in 2011, PUBLIC serves casual, inventive American food with an emphasis on freshness, flavor, and in-house preparation. The restaurant offers an extensive, rotating craft beer program with 11 taps and over a dozen additional selections in bottles, along with a carefully curated wine list and inventive cocktail offerings. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 11:30AM. The bar is open until midnight or later.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?